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]. With a resemblance to the previously existing term “Pharmacovigilance”, the word “Hemovigilance” was invented in France in1990. It is derived from the Greek word “ haema ” which means blood and the Latin word “ vigilans ” which means watchful/ paying special attention to/ keep watching. As the term enlightens the aforementioned, the purpose of hemovigilance is to enhance the quality and safety of the blood transfusion chain, first and foremost focusing on the blood safety [ 6 ]. As defined by Faber, hemovigilance is “a set of surveillance procedures covering the

implementation of PI technologies for blood components, may enable to have an additional tool to gain the aim. National and regional experience give back encouraging results. In 2009, Belgium nation parliament has been the first to approve a bill that mandates nationwide PI for all platelet units distributed ( 74 ). After two years, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) decided the universal diffusion of PI in Swizerland for platelet products and analysis of hemovigilance data revealed that without PI a fatal case of TTI might occur in Swizerland every two